|1.||honest and straightforward in speech or attitude: a frank person|
|2.||outspoken or blunt|
|3.||open and avowed; undisguised: frank interest|
|4.||free an obsolete word for generous|
|5.||chiefly (Brit) See also postmark to put a mark on (a letter, parcel, etc), either cancelling the postage stamp or in place of a stamp, ensuring free carriage|
|6.||to mark (a letter, parcel, etc) with an official mark or signature, indicating the right of free delivery|
|7.||to facilitate or assist (a person) to come and go, pass, or enter easily|
|8.||to obtain immunity for or exempt (a person)|
|9.||an official mark or signature affixed to a letter, parcel, etc, ensuring free delivery or delivery without stamps|
|10.||the privilege, issued to certain people and establishments, entitling them to delivery without postage stamps|
|[C13: from Old French franc, from Medieval Latin francus free; identical with |
|a member of a group of West Germanic peoples who spread from the east bank of the middle Rhine into the Roman Empire in the late 4th century |
|[Old English Franca; related to Old High German Franko; perhaps from the name of a typical Frankish weapon (compare Old English franca javelin)]|
|Frank2 (Dutch fraŋk)|
|1.||Anne. 1929--45, German Jewess, whose Diary (1947) recorded the experiences of her family while in hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam (1942--44). They were betrayed and she died in a concentration camp|
|2.||Robert. born 1924, US photographer and film maker, born in Switzerland; best known for his photographic book The Americans (1959)|
adj. frank·er, frank·est
Clearly manifest; clinically evident.
German Expressionist novelist and playwright who used sensationalism and a compact and austere prose to dramatize a favourite theme-the destruction of the individual spirit by bourgeois society.
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